Parish Council


Following the resignation of Councillor Greg Durrant, there is a casual vacancy on Burwash Parish Council. Residents are being invited to put themselves forward for co-option on to the council. Click here to find out how to apply. The Council will be reviewing applications at its meeting on 10 July 2018.

Parish Council Meeting - 12th June at 7pm in the Parish Room - Agenda TBC

Finance Committee - Wednesday, 23 May at 7.00pm at the Parish Room (Internet Room) in The Bear Car Park. Click here for the Agenda

Parish Council EGM - 24th May at 8pm in the Parish Room at the Village Hall - Click here for agenda.

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer: Jane Clarke

Address: PO Box 61, Etchingham, TN19 7YZ
Telephone: 07854 699518

Parish Councillors

Councillor Betty McBride MBE  Chair of Council 

Tel: 01435 883615

Responsibilities: Planning, Finance, HR, Website

Register of Interests

Councillor Steve Moore  Vice-chair of Council

Tel:01435 882918

Responsibilities: Planning, Finance, Building maintenance, Housing, Neighbourhood Plan, Parish Promotion

Register of Interests

Councillor Ijon Jenner  Chair of Planning Committee 

Tel: 01435 882045

Responsibilities: Planning, Footpaths, Highways (verges, pavements & signage), Grit bins, Strengthening Local Relations

Register of Interests

Councillor Karen Dixon Chair of Finance Committee

Tel: 01435 884031


Responsibilities: Finance, Planning

Register of Interests 

Councillor David Vereker 

Tel:01435 882621

Responsibilities: Planning, Tree Warden, War Memorial, Strengthening Local Relations Meetings, Car Parks

Register of Interests

Councillor Jason Caulkin

Tel: 01435 883269 or 07887 843540

Responsibilities: Planning, Community Safety and PCSO/Police Liaison, Community Hub

Register of Interests

Councillor Fiona Chalk


Responsibilities: Planning, Parish Events including Fetes and Annual Assembly

Register of Interests 

Councillor Natalie Crabtree

Tel: 01435 882635 or 07808 011967

Responsibilities: Community Speedwatch, Community Hub, Parking, Traffic, Young People, Love Burwash Day, RTAG Meetings

Register of Interests

Councillor Lesley Elmslie

Tel:01435 883510 or 07818 648038

Responsibilities: Planning, Finance,HR, Community Hub, Neighbourhood Plan, Internet Resource, Down Meadow, RALC

Register of Interests

Councillor Julian Kenny

Tel:07813 568829

Responsibilities: Neighbourhood Plan, HR

Register of Interests


Councillor Andrew Mann


Responsibilities: HR, Parish Maintenance (including Lime Trees) and Land Managed and Owned by Rother

Register of Interests


Councillor Peter Pope

Tel:01435 882566

Responsibilities: Planning, Footpaths, Highway (verges,pavements & signage) Strengthening Local Realtions 

Register of Interests

The Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Parish Room (Internet Room), The Bear Car Park, High Street, Burwash. Please note: the February, April, August and October meetings each year will be held at The Pavilion, Burwash Common.

Council and committee meeting agendas are published three clear working days before meetings.

The Press and public are welcome and are encouraged to attend all meetings. Members of the public may ask about any matter of public concern and there is 15 minutes set aside at the beginning of each meeting for this.  If you let the clerk know about your query the day before the meeting, it may help with a speedy response.

Meeting notices and any change to location or timings will be on the website and noticeboards.